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Porsche unveils Mission E Cross Turismo EV study at Geneva show

07 March 2018

On Tuesday, Porsche introduced Mission E Cross Turismo at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The interior is completely redesigned with a wing-shaped upper and lower dash. To this end, the design of the Mission E Cross Turismo features a slightly higher ride height, knobby tyres on 20-inch wheels, LED strip fog lamps integrated into the hood, as well as dark cladding for the wheel arches.

It's capable of Porsche Torque Vectoring, too, and gets adaptive air suspension which allows an increased ground clearance of up to 50mm.

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The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo can swallow cargo easily thanks to its exterior mounting system and wagon-esque rear hatch.

The big panoramic touchscreen uses eye-tracking technology, but no word yet on whether that system will appear in the production version of the Cross Turismo. Porsche is also developing an all-electric 911 model.

The concept builds on the Mission E study that Porsche first unveiled back in 2015, but it's actually road-ready, the vehicle maker says, and features a 0 to 60 MPH time of less than 3.5 seconds, along with a driving range of over 310 miles on a single charge. The vehicle can be had with a Porsche e-bike. An extra-wide display for the driver and front passenger is the highlight with a freestanding instrument cluster angled towards the driver.

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We're not so sure about the eye-tracking control, which uses a camera in the rear-view mirror to detect which instrument the driver is looking at. There are also touch sensitive controls on the centre console and steering wheel. The boot also has a rail system with removable straps for securing loads and fitting in one of Porsche's new e-bikes.

Like the original Mission E, it's a big auto, measuring nearly five metres in length.

The maker of the 911 sports auto would join a raft of companies working on designs for flying cars in anticipation of a shift in the transport market towards self-driving vehicles and on-demand digital mobility services.

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Porsche said its Cross Turismo is "road-ready" and while production is not confirmed Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said during the maker's Geneva presentation that, "In my opinion, there is a very good case for a production version soon".

Porsche unveils Mission E Cross Turismo EV study at Geneva show